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CYPFS Professional Lead

Livewell Southwest CIC
£58,972 to £68,525 a year pa, pro-rata
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
37.5 hours per week. We want to recruit a health leader with extensive experience of working within children and young peoples services to become our Children's Professional Lead.

The successful candidate will be passionate about providing high quality services for children and young people, be committed to service improvement and professional development and will ensure that children and young people are considered within all aspects of Livewell Southwest's service provision.

This is an opportunity to use your professional leadership skills to work collaboratively both within the organisation and across the children young peoples system.

Please note that this role may not be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route, please refer to the Direct Gov website for more information with regards to eligibility

Main duties of the job

The post holder will also have an operational management role in respect of Safeguarding Children to include the Named Nurses and health component of the Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), and for our Child Death Overview Panel and Joint Agency Response Service, which covers Devon and Cornwall.

The post holder will support and deputise for the Assistant Director and Deputy Operational and Strategic Lead for CYPFS across their full range of responsibilities/portfolio to ensure the objectives of LSW are delivered specifically those identified below:

Quality, safety, and experience of care for CYPFS.

Guardianship of the patient experience across CYPFS including safeguarding.

The post Holder will support the senior leadership team.

The post holder will have management responsibilities of teams within the CYPFS Directorate

To provide leadership and strategic advice to the Assistant Director and Deputy Operational and Strategic Lead for CYPFS, senior managers and all clinical staff.

To be responsible for assisting in the delivery of high quality efficient and effective services and delivery of national and local strategic objectives, targets, KPIs and with a particular focus on excellent, sustainable care delivery in line with CQC and professional standards.

About us

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.

As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.

We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.

Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Leadership & mentoring programmes

Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training

A Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsibility for people management

Provide line management for allocated teams within CYPFS likely to include the Safeguarding Children Team and Named Nurses

Ensure all staff are supervised and supported in accordance with LSW policies and procedures, including annual appraisals and PDPs.

Recruit and retain staff, manage sickness absence and performance manage as required. Identify training and development needs and support continuous professional development.

Manage, motivate, and develop staff within teams to ensure that they are able to deliver work plans in a timely way.

Ensure that all clinical staff are delivering comprehensive and evidence-based care.

Promote and maintain an evidence-based culture for clinical staff, ensuring effective local and national networks for sharing of practice.

Lead reflective learning from practice, undertaking Root Cause Analysis and implementation of actions plans in order to make improvements to clinical practice across the organisation.

Offer clinical supervision to managed staff and within other CYPFS teams and if appropriate to external organisations.

Delivers specialist training to staff and contributes to education programme.

Promote professional leadership and act as an adviser for all aspects of professional and governance issues.

Provide strong and visible professional leadership and specialist advice to staff and service users. Assist individual members of staff in resolving conflicts that arise in the workplace.

Provide expert advice on professional accountability issues and lead or advise on complex and sensitive investigative or disciplinary processes or panels, which could involve cases of alleged gross misconduct and potential dismissal.

Support the Peer Review process by leading reviews and feeding back recommendations.

Responsibility for financial and/or physical resources

Authorised signatory and holds a delegated budget.

Contributes to strategic financial planning and investment decisions within CYPFS.

Empower the workforce to ensure maximum efficiency and reduce costs in line with cost improvement plans.

Responsibility for administration

Ensure that processes are in place to accurately document clinical and management information and to make this available to those who need it.

Ensure that all clinical recording follows professional body and LSW policy, adhering to The General Data Protection Regulation.

Responsibility for people who use our services.

Advise the Assistant Director and Strategic Lead of CYPFS, Senior Management Team, the Board, and subgroups of the Board in relation to clinical practice and professional issues.

Support the Assistant Director and Deputy Operational and Strategic Lead of CYPFS, Director of Professional Practice, Quality and Safety in the management of Serious Incident and PSIRF process.

Undertake investigations into complex serious incidents involving relevant stakeholders including staff, patients and families and develop solutions/action plans to address areas of weakness/concerns which have been identified.

Lead on PSIRF for CYPFS ensuring the reports and recommendations are shared and implemented.

Ensure that safeguarding practice meets national standards and promotes interagency working.

Actively seek service user feedback and use this to ensure that service improvement is responsive to needs and work towards co-production of services.

Work closely with the Infection Prevention and Control team to embed effective infection control processes.

Work closely with the Risk Management Team to ensure the effective implementation of the corporate risk agenda and advise clinical staff with risk assessments from a professional perspective.

Responsibility for policy and/or service developments

Responsible for interpreting and implementing national policy in relation to health and care provision and developing and implementing systems to demonstrate compliance with these requirements.

Assist the Assistant Director and Strategic Lead, CYPFS and Director Professional Practice, Quality and Safety in the delivery of key targets, including quality outcome indicators and Care Quality Commission outcomes.

Support the development and assurance of the clinical elements of CQUIN goals, and the CYPFS outcome framework ensuring that staff understand their importance to patient care and quality.

Lead on Harm Free Care and the implementation of the National Patient Safety and quality Programme to ensure that high standards of care are delivered.

Ensure NICE Guidelines are implemented and where areas of non-compliance are raised that action plans are developed to address issues.

Work with strategic and operational managers to implement effective practice, policies, protocols, and service developments and to ensure implementation at local level.

Advise and assist in the development of systems and processes to facilitate an assessment of progress against the CQC standards.

Celebrate good practice and seek opportunities to endorse best practice by chairing Professional Forums.

Person Specification



  • Knowledge of current, national, regional, and local health policy issues in relation to children and young people.
  • Highly developed knowledge of childrens provision underpinned by theory and experience.
  • Knowledge of service improvement, modernisation and change management approaches and initiatives.
  • Research /audit experience

Specific Skills


  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent written communication skills to prepare formal papers, reports to board level.
  • Able to communicate highly complex information.
  • Demonstrate the ability to secure change through effective influencing negotiation and collaborative partnership working.
  • Ability to manage diverse and complex workload to strict
  • timescales.
  • Computer skills
  • Able to cope with competing priorities and heavy and complex workloads.
  • Able to resolve conflicts.
  • Evidence of implementing changes in improving patient care
  • Able to act as a visible clinical leader.
  • Able to travel to various locations within and outside Plymouth to attend meetings.



  • Professional registration
  • Masters degree in a health- related subject or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through at least 5 years of senior professional leadership and management.
  • Leadership or management qualification



  • Leadership and management experience within children and young peoples services.
  • Experience of change and project management
  • Evidence of service innovation
  • Evidence of strategic working
  • Budget management


  • Professional leadership and management across various practice settings

Employer details

Employer name

Livewell Southwest


200 Mount Gould Road

Mount Gould




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